(redirected from esperance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.


city (1990 pop. 9,643), seat of Hempstead co., SW Ark. Hope is a commercial center and a distribution point for an agricultural region. Its industries include food processing, printing, and the making of machinery and apparel. The city was the boyhood home of President Bill Clinton.


See also Optimism.
Hopelessness (See DESPAIR.)
emblem of optimism; steadfastly secured the soul in adversity. [N.T.: Hebrews, 6:18–19]
traditional representation of hope. [Flower Symbol-ism and Heraldry: Jobes, 341]
Emigrants, The
shows Norwegians in Dakota wheatlands striving for better life. [Nor. Lit.: The Emigrants, Magill I, 244–246]
flowering almond
symbol of spring; blooms in winter. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
Great Pumpkin, the
awaited each Halloween by Linus. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Home, 542]
symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 328]
Iceman Cometh, The
“The lie of the pipe dream is what gives life.” [Am. Lit.: The Iceman Cometh]
Of Mice and Men
portrays a philosophy that humans are made of hopes and dreams. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
God’s assurance He would not send another great flood. [O.T.: Genesis, 9:12–16]
symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177; Kunz, 326]


1. Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863--1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2. Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903--2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
3. David (Michael). born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York from 1995


A functional programming language designed by R.M. Burstall, D.B. MacQueen and D.T. Sanella at University of Edinburgh in 1978. It is a large language supporting user-defined prefix, infix or distfix operators. Hope has polymorphic typing and allows overloading of operators which requires explicit type declarations. Hope has lazy lists and was the first language to use call-by-pattern.

It has been ported to Unix, Macintosh, and IBM PC.

See also Hope+, Hope+C, Massey Hope, Concurrent Massey Hope.


[R.M.Burstall, D.B.MacQueen, D.T.Sanella, "HOPE: An experimental applicative language", Proc. 1980 Lisp conf., Stanford, CA, p.136-143, Aug 1980].

["A HOPE Tutorial", R. Bailey, BYTE Aug 1985, pp.235-258].

["Functional Programming with Hope", R. Bailey, Ellis Horwood 1990].
References in periodicals archive ?
The funds drive was slated to be held yesterday but was pushed because some of the invited guests were scheduled to attend the Africa Club Cup Championship first leg tie pitting Gor Mahia against Esperance FC in Machakos.
The two locations selected by the Esperance community are both popular surfing beaches among locals and visitors.
He's lost from the elbow down on his one arm and he's either lost or its been severely savaged, his wrist on the other arm," Esperance shire president Malcolm Heasman said.
Otieno's take is among tens of thousands that have populated social media from the moment Gor booked their ticket to face Esperance a fortnight ago after edging Gabon's US Bitam 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw over two legs in the preliminary round of the tournament.
Esperance is noted for its coastline and has been voted Australia's best beaches, Australia's whitest sand and Western Australia's most popular beach.
In fact Esperance had the upper hand in the first set.
Esperance topped Group B with ten points from six games, followed by Wydad, who were beaten 3-1 by Mouloudia Alger in Algeria, and Ahly, both on seven points, and then Mouloudia Alger on five.
This industry should provide significant benefits to our shareholders, to people in the Esperance region and to the wider Australian economy.
Esperance could have taken the lead in the earlier stages of the match but missed a 15th minute penalty.
Ivernia, Inc (TSX: IVW), a Canada-based company that explores for base metals, has reported that, together with its subsidiary, Magellan Metals Pty Ltd (Magellan), it has agreed with the State of Western Australia and the Esperance Port Authority (EsPA) a suitable financial contribution towards resolution of outstanding lead issues at Esperance.
The Tunisian official Daami was banned for a year in 2001 after being found guilty of trying to influence the referee at the 2000 African Champions League final, played in Ghana between Hearts of Oak and the Tunisian club Esperance.
The startled heir to the throne found himself in the vice-like embrace of pensioner Esperance Vandarham after she wrapped her arms around him and planted a smacker on his cheek.